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The Completely Renovated AutoNation® IMAX Theater now OPEN!
New Digital Projector + New Surround Sound + New Luxury Seats + New Giant Screen = The Ultimate IMAX Experience!

Ant-Man 3D
Tiny Giants 3D
Humpback Whales 3D

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
ppens July 30, 2015


Permanent exhibits descriptions
can be found here

Special Events and Activities (on Weekends, Holidays, etc.)
can be found two sections below.

Sesame Street Presents: The Body

Now on Exhibit through September 7, 2015

Sesame Street Presents: The Body is an engaging, free-flowing learning experience where loveable Sesame Street Muppets anchor an exciting collection of hands-on, interactive, multimedia experiences that allow children to explore the human body. Sponsored locally by PNC Bank.

Sesame Street ® and associated characters, trademarks and design elements are owned and licensed by Sesame Workshop. © 2015 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved. Photos courtesy of Thinkwell Group


To Fly – Aviation Renovation

The highlight of the exhibit space will be a new state-of-the art 7D capsule theater that will take visitors on an exhilarating flight through the sky. This new exhibit experience will use a 3D aviation film, moving seats, and multi-sensory effects to create an unforgettable, educational, and exciting experience. The new look will take shape gradually between August and November and the hall will remain open during this time. The new Simulation Theater will be installed in early December and ready for take off on December 19, 2014. Made possible by a generous gift from the Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust.


Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids and Meteors
October 1, 2015 through January 3, 2016

The Space Science Institute’s NationalCenter for Interactive Learning, with funding from the National Science Foundation and NASA, has developed a national traveling exhibition program called Great Balls of Fire: Comets, Asteroids, and Meteors.

While Asteroids and comets are popular subjects for movies like Armageddon and Deep Impact, they are also playing their own starring roles in NASA research. In 2001, NASA’s NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft dramatically landed on the asteroid Eros. In 2005, NASA’s Deep Impact’s probe collided with Tempel 1, exploring beneath the comet’s surface. In 2007, NASA launched the Dawn spacecraft to the Main Asteroid Belt.

Great Balls of Fire explores the mysteries of these celestial objects. The threat of a catastrophic impact from an asteroid or comet is a staple of popular culture. If there was a dinosaur killer in Earth’s past, is there a human killer in our future? What are the chances and how do we assess the risks? For that matter, what are asteroids, comets, and meteorites, and where do they come from? These and many other questions are answered in Great Balls of Fire.



January 31, 2014

Photography Contest is now closed.
Contest winner announced January 31, 2014.

Link to Everglades Forever Project page for More Information and Photography Contest Winners

Meet Elmo at the Museum
Every Saturday Morning through August 15
Located in the Keller Science Theater on the museum's 2nd Floor

“Elmo Learns About” 10:15 – 10:30 a.m. followed by Elmo Meet and Greet until 11 a.m. Elmo Learns About…

July 18
July 25
August 1
August 8
August 15



Sesame Street ® and associated characters, trademarks and design elements are owned and licensed by Sesame Workshop. © 2015 Sesame Workshop. All Rights Reserved. Photos courtesy of Thinkwell Group

Meet The Animals
July 4 & 5, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m.

There are a variety of creatures that call the Museum “home” from sharks and geckos to snakes and alligators. Stop by and learn the truth about our resident critters.

  • Touch Tank - Meet the creatures that call our tidal pools home. Horseshoe Crabs, Sea Urchins and more.
  • Shark Feeding: 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
  • Reptile Shows: 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
  • Otter Talks: 1:30 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.

Soar with Reading Day at MODS
July 17, 2015

JetBlue and Magic Tree House are taking kids on a reading adventure this summer! Join us for a shark-themed reading event and let your imagination take flight!

  • Special Guest Reading from the newest Magic Tree House book: Shadow of the Shark in Keller Science Theater*
  • Magical live performance and photo opportunity from Jack and Annie, Magic Tree House character ambassadors in Keller Science Theater*
  • Take home a JetBlue Backpack filled with a Brand-new Magic Tree
  • House book, a Passport to Adventure and other fun items
  • Shark Tattoos, Shark Tooth Dig, Shark Encounters and More!

To learn more about the Soar with Reading program, visit

Activities included in exhibit admission.
*Keller Science Theater shows at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm are first-come-first-serve.


July 25 & 26, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m.

  • Super Bubbles - Add a special ingredient to your solution to create a super bubble!
  • Make your own Bubble Wand - Experiment with bubble wands in different shapes and sizes.
  • Human Bubbles - Stand inside our bubble maker and become a human bubble.
  • Bubbles Squared - Learn about surface tension and make bubbles in the geometric shape of a cube.
  • Dry Ice Bubbles - Create foggy bubbles by using sublimating dry ice to produce carbon dioxide gas.

Ice Cream Chemistry
August 8 & 9, 2015 Noon to 4 p.m.

  • Ice Cream Lab - 12:00 • 1:00 • 2:00 • 3:00 p.m.
    Join us during this hands-on lab as we learn the difference between astronaut ice cream and ice cream in a bag. If you are so inclined and have the time, make your own ice cream, but be careful and don’t get too “salty” trying this.

  • Molecular Gastronomy in ACTION - Keller Science Theater
    1:30 & 3:30

    Witness the cooking skills of our molecular gastronomist during this below zero demonstration. Learn just how cold ice cream can be and even sample some of the liquid nitrogen ice cream.

Summer Nautilus LIVE Series
Friday mornings from 10 a.m. -10:30 a.m. (Dates listed below)

Join us as we connect with Dr. Bob Ballard’s world renowned research vessel, Nautilus, and learn about ocean research as it is happening. Visitors will have an opportunity to ask questions of the Nautilus crew. The Nautilus will spend the summer exploring the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the Galapagos, and the Pacific Coast    

July 17 What lies beneath? Seafloor characterization of Central America's coast
July 24 Seamount Mapping along Southern California (about to arrive in San Diego)
July 31 Get to know our own backyard: California Borderlands (offshore San Diego)
Aug 7 California Borderlands: Underwater America
(offshore Los Angeles)
Aug 14 California Borderlands (offshore Los Angeles - days before exploring USS Macon)
Aug 21 America's first aircraft carrier, USS Macon, and exploration of the California Borderlands (offshore Los Angeles)


Nanotechnology Speaker Series
Keller Science Theater 1:30 p.m.

The Museum’s resident physicist, Hiram Bleecker, will be presenting on the following Topics:

  • Nanotechnology behind Material Science - July 10
  • Nanotechnology in Molecular Biology - July 31
  • Chemistry of Nanotechnology - August 7

Test Your Chess Skills
Broward Chess Club
Saturdays - June 6 to August 22
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Challenge a multitude of chess players from all different skill levels. Even if you do not know how to play, come down and learn from a Grand Master.





Visitors can enjoy exciting science shows and presentations in the Keller Science Theater by our enthusiastic staff and/or community partners.

The Nitro Show - Ever wonder what -320 degrees Farenheit will do to everyday items? Discover how cold things can get with liquid nitrogen and how their physical changes can create explosive results.

KaBoom! Show - Witness the power of chemical changes with fiery explosions! Come have a blast!

Science Showdown - Do you have what it takes to beat the best in the ultimate science feud? Test your knowledge against the experts in this high energy game show!



Museum Camp Adventures are designed to give students entire days filled with exploration and hands-on learning.

The museum hosts 1-day and 5-day camps.

For more information and a listing of upcoming camps, visit CAMPS page.

Fridays: 3:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Sundays: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Planning a birthday party at the Museum of Discovery and Science is a piece of cake! Just say the word and we'll put the wheels in motion for a birthday party that your birthday child will always remember. For more information, visit BIRTHDAY PARTIES page.

Bring your group to the Museum for an exciting overnight adventure. You can select from great adventures or work with our program staff to create an evening of fun just for your special group.

For more information, visit CAMP INS page.

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